• Travel

    Back on the Trail

    This is my favorite trip my mom and I take every summer, but this time Ian was able to tag along! Which made it even more special to share this place that I hold so close to my heart with him.  Here is to that trip!

  • Mexico Trip Look book
    Travel

    Mexico Trip

    Well this is long over due. My trip to Mexico was in August and I am getting to this post in January of 2019… better late than never right? Since pictures are worth a thousand words I felt like it was fitting to do a gallery/ Look book situation for this post! It seems to do that a lot. Here is a photo array of my trip to Cancun, Mexico!

  • Cozy Fall Room Decor
    Thoughts

    5 Easy Ways to Make your Room Feel Cozier.

    Hellooo Fall! As cooler weather comes to the front, we start to prepare ourselves for fall and the future tundra that is the Midwest and Northeast. We get ready for the cold, by drinking plenty of pumpkin spice lattes and taking out that stack of sweaters from the closet. However, besides the cold factor, Fall is one of the greatest and most beautiful seasons. What makes it even sweeter than the candy on Halloween, is the decorations and the preparation of a cozy retreat from the cold and wind.  Here is what I do to change up my room/ dorm room to make it cozier for the fall weather: 1.…

  • Simply Genevieve: Major Fall Fashion
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    Major Fall Fashion Trends 2018

    Fall is right around the corner and summer is sadly coming to a close. . . However, we want to stay on top of the INs for this fall. These trends were seen all over the runway for the fall season! *disclaimer* fashion  is whatever you make it and whatever you want it to be! It is your expression, so embrace it and you do not need to use these guidelines for yourself unless you want too! Also the pictures are not my own!* Scarves, Scarves and Scarves! When you think of these scarves, think of a patch work dress, scarves in the hair, and around bags.  Bringing Back the…

  • Love Letter 2: Simply Genevieve
    Thoughts

    Not Your Average Love Letters: Letter #2: Is Long Distance too hard to Uphold?

    Happy Wednesday! Grab a cup of coffee and get cozy, because we are talking about love. I thought I’d post today since everyone needs a little pick me up to get through the rest of the week! This is the second letter in “Not your Average Love Letters” series, which is about my boyfriend and I’s relationship as we walk through life together, and the challenges we face. More importantly, however, it’s too help other people who have questions about the topics I talk about! I wish there would have been more blog posts that would answer my questions about relationships, and so I hope this series can help you!…

  • Love Letters 1: Simply Genevieve
    Thoughts

    Not Your Average Love Letters. Letter 1: Never Get Burned By the Same Flame?

    I decided to start the series “Not Your Average Love Letters” because I feel like Love is such a hard and confusing emotion, but it can also be the most amazing. People think it’s supposed to be this perfect, easy feeling to navigate. I’m here to tell you that it’s not. You will fight, get confused, you will get hurt feelings sometimes, but that only makes up about 10% of the relationship. Honestly, my boyfriend is my best friend, we tell each other everything, and we get into arguments. However, we always make up, because we love each other. You each need to give 100:100 of each other because you…

  • Summer Sun: Simply Genevieve
    Thoughts

    Why I love the Summer Sun.

    Do you daydream about drinking mango and strawberry smoothies on the beach, while the sun is out and it is above 80 degrees ( my perfect weather basically being anything above 75-90 degrees 🙂 ). I know I do! While growing up in this frozen tundra, or more commonly known as the Midwest, I have gotten to to appreciate the 5 months (if we are lucky) of nice weather (AKA above 75!)  🙂 When I think of summer I think of: Long drives with the music loud and all the windows open The sun shining on all the treetops Setting up a hammock and taking a nap or reading a…

  • Clean Brushes. Happy Brushes: Simply Genevieve
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    Clean Brushes. Happy Brushes.

    Well one thing I have learned through my growing love of makeup, is that it is so hard to clean my brushes. I am going to be honest, people say to clean them every week or so, I used to clean mine once twice a year. Gross! I know. I’m ashamed to say it. I have tried many different brush cleaners, some low-end and some high-end. I have firmly agreed that Baby shampoo is hands down the best. It is super cleansing and gets all my brushes squeaky clean in a matter of minutes!! Johnson’s Baby Shampoo is not harsh-as it is made for a baby’s skin- in other words…

  • Simply Genevieve: Top 10 Favorite Makeup Products
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    My Top 10 Favorite Beauty Products: High-End

    “Love yourself and everything else falls into Line” When I was younger, I always thought ‘who would spend $40 on makeup!?’ little did that lip smacker wearing girl know that she would be one of many women that willingly hand out all their cash for new makeup, which is awesome! However, as I grew up I needed better products that wouldn’t break me out! Even though I don’t have the money or budget for this hobby of trying all the ‘New’ makeup (lol shout out to college tuition, for sucking up all my money✌🏻Live love college . . . ) Anyway, Moving on. . . Here are my tried and…